Investment Officer Jobs in Riyadh at IFC – International Finance Corporation

Title: Investment Officer

Company: IFC – International Finance Corporation

Location: Riyadh

Job #: req21499 Organization: IFC Sector: Upstream Grade: GG Term Duration: 3 years 0 months Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment Location: Riyadh,Saudi Arabia Required Language(s): English Preferred Language(s): Arabic Closing Date: 3/20/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.

IFC has embarked on an ambitious new growth strategy (IFC 3.0) to stimulate more investment activity, especially in Low Income Countries (LICs) and Fragile and Conflict affected Situations (FCS). This strategy calls for generating our own opportunities by proactively working “Upstream” to create, deepen, and expand markets and to imagine, design and implement investment projects. It requires taking a systematic approach to understanding the regulatory and sector bottlenecks that prevent the flow of private capital into productive investment in our member countries and addressing these bottlenecks through World Bank Group engagement on policy reforms and programmatic interventions at the country and sector level. It also requires capacity to leverage WBG programs and projects to develop our own proactive sector interventions and to imagine and design projects even in the absence of reforms.

IFC is seeking an Investment Officer for the “Upstream-Advisory” unit in the Middle East, Central Asia, Turkey, Pakistan & Afghanistan (MCT) Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (“MAS”) industry group. The Upstream unit’s remit is to create and develop projects and other bankable financing and investment opportunities for IFC and our partners.

The unit’s activities focus on the “real sector” of the economy – which could include value-added manufacturing, decarbonization, real estate and warehousing, climate investments, sustainable mobility/ electric vehicles, circular economy, e-commerce, agribusiness and related sectors/ themes.

The selected candidate will focus on developing and executing a high-quality Upstream pipeline in the MCT region in one or more of the priority areas described above, under the supervision of the Regional Upstream-Advisory Manager. S/he will also support policy work and other interventions across the World Bank Group to prioritize various initiatives and to maximize the impact of Upstream efforts. The ideal candidate profile would combine deep sector expertise and knowledge of one or more of the priority areas, with a strong investing/ financing skill-set.

Roles & Responsibilities:The roles and responsibilities of the position will include but not be limited to:

Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services sectors and related industry knowledge and ability to identify risks and opportunities.

Support the identification and assessment of MAS advisory and investment opportunities based on country and sector strategies and market creation potential.

Contribute to the development of projects and prog…

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